[ noun ] (military,arms) shell containing lead pellets that explodes in flight
Used in print(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)
The injured German veteran was a former miner , twenty-four years old , who had been wounded by shrapnel in the back of the head .(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
Thus he wired J._P._Lower_and_Sons of Denver : `` Have you any percussion hand_grenades for throwing in a house or across a well loaded with balls or shrapnel shot ?